Alexi Ashe Meyers Joins Human Rights First Board of Directors
“Alexi is a talented lawyer and a fierce advocate for victims of gender-based violence. At a time when there is increased focus on the impact of rights violations against women, Alexi will bring a fresh perspective and new energy to our board,” said Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino. “Alexi has been a friend of the organization for many years, and we are thrilled to have her joining our leadership. Her passion for our mission and commitment to standing up for the most vulnerable in society will strengthen our capacity to press this country to live up to its ideals.”
Meyers is a lawyer with Sanctuary for Families, New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Before joining Sanctuary for Families, Meyers served as assistant district attorney with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau and Human Trafficking Bureau. Prior to moving to New York City, she worked in the Family and Crime Prevention and Youth Protection Unit of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. She is a graduate of Occidental College and Southwestern University School of Law.
Meyers co-chairs the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition and was named one of New York's “New Abolitionists” in recognition of her work to combat human trafficking. Meyers first became involved with Human Rights First when she served as a legal intern for the organization’s refugee protection program.
“As our nation’s ideals and the rights of the vulnerable are increasingly under threat, we need the kind of principled results-driven advocacy that Human Rights First brings to the table. As a long-time supporter of Human Rights First, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to contribute to the organization’s success as a member of the board,” said Meyers.
For the full list of Human Rights First’s board of directors visit http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/about/board-of-directors. For more information or to speak with Massimino, contact Mary Elizabeth Margolis at [email protected].